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Dallas Regional Medical Center Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade
Mesquite, TX, November 9, 2018 – Dallas Regional Medical Center was awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States. The Leapfrog Group is a national organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.
“We are proud to be recognized with this honor,” said Glenda Matchett, CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center. “All of our staff members and partner physicians work tirelessly to ensure our patients receive the best care possible, and this award lets us know we’re meeting our goal. My thanks go out to everyone who helped us achieve this national distinction,” she continued.
“Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades recognize hospitals like Dallas Regional Medical Center that focus on advancing patient safety. This ranking provides an important resource for patients, and a benchmark for hospitals, to determine how care at one hospital compares to others in a region,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an A Hospital Safety Grade deserve to be recognized for their efforts in preventing medical harm and errors.”
Developed under the guidance of a National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.
Dallas Regional Medical Center was one of 855 across the United States awarded an A in the Fall 2018 update of grades. To see the hospital‘s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Leapfrog Group
Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Dallas Regional Medical Center, located in Mesquite, Texas, is a 202-bed acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital offers a wide array of services including 24/7 emergency care, surgical and cardiac services, oncology, and the only labor and delivery unit in the area. The hospital is the only accredited chest pain center for more than eight miles, and the only designated trauma center within twelve miles. Recognitions include Top Performer by The Joint Commission, Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award, Best Hospital rankings by US News and World Report, and Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Silver Plus Award. For more information, visit https://dallasregionalmedicalcenter.com/